We welcome a popular children's author, Virginia will come and speak to us about her latest work Storm which manages a dark and mysterious feel, though not without humour: Welcome to The Rain (H2O in the US) and The Storm . . . I’m Virginia… Read More »1st December 2015 – Virginia Bergin
Come and meet one of Britain's best loved poets. Since her bestselling debut Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis was published in 1986, Wendy Cope has been responsible for some of the best-known and most-quoted lines in contemporary poetry. She was voted the listeners' choice in… Read More »3rd November 2015 – Wendy Cope
Richard Gould leads a workshop on the challenge of describing physical features of characters. Be ready to participate in group discussion, listen to ideas and share your own.
Cambridge Writers Les Brookes and Hannah Hooton share the floor and talk to us about how they approach their writing, and their experience of being published.
Useful aids that help with writing – discussion of reference books, writing courses, ‘learning-to-write books’ – are they any good? Writers associations (Romantic Novelists, Historical Novel Society, etc.), companies that will criticize your writing (such as Cornerstones), short story competitions, information about agents and publishers,… Read More »5th May 2015 – The Writers’ Resources Evening.
Catherine teaches at the University of Swansea. Her most recent work A Future for Criticism puts forward the case for increased attention to the joy of fiction and the way it engages readers. She supports the work of GENCAS, the Centre for Research into gender… Read More »7th April 2015 – Catherine Belsey
Received Highly Recommended in Cambridge Writers 2015 Short Story Competition So here I am with my friend Marvin in a big room in a big building in a place Marvin calls London. Over there is a dumpy woman in a posh frock who’s holding a… Read More »Secret Cat – by Michael English
On the surface of things, life for stable lass, Kate Creswell, looks rosy. Wealthy boyfriend, Nicholas, is a text-book example of the perfect partner, and her ambition to lead up at Cheltenham Festival is set to come true with her favourite horse, d'Artagnan. But dig… Read More »Making the Running (Aspen Valley Series #4)